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Day June 26, 2008

Reid: Senate Republicans Block Improved Care For Seniors And Allow Cuts Facing Doctors

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today after Senate Republicans blocked a bill that would prevent the impending 10.6 percent cut in payments to physicians who care for the 44 million American seniors in Medicare, and to make other key improvements to the program: “Our seniors and the health-care providers who…

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H.R. 6331, the Medicare Improvements for Patients and Provider Act

Summary and Background Before the July recess, the Senate is expected to vote on H.R.6331, the Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act. This bill is a modified version of S.3101, also entitled the Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act, which was sponsored by Senate Finance Committee Chairman Baucus. H.R.6331 would improve the Medicare…

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H.R. 6304, the FISA Amendments Act of 2008

Summary and Background Last summer, the Bush Administration came to Congress seeking emergency changes to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) to address a gap that had arisen in our intelligence collection capabilities, according to administration officials.  Democrats support giving the Intelligence Community the tools it needs to protect the nation from terrorism. However, many…

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Reid Statements On Passage Of Supplemental Bill

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following two statements today after the U.S. Senate passed the emergency supplemental bill for efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan and urgent domestic needs:  REID: 21st CENTURY G.I. BILL HONORS AMERICA’S VETERANS BY GIVING BACK  Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today after the U.S.…

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Bush Republicans Have Struck Out on Energy

After blocking three Democratic efforts to address our energy crisis by investing in renewable energy just this month, Bush-McCain Republicans are now offering what they are calling a “new” energy bill that offers more of their same failed policies. The bill calls for opening up additional drilling off America’s shores, despite the 68 million acres…

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Senate Floor Schedule For Thursday, June 26, 2008

H.R.6034, FISA, post cloture. H.R.2642, Supplemental Appropriation Senate stands adjourned until 9:45am tomorrow.

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